The Mart for February 2021

 

Tours
Places to Stay
Travel Gear

Tours

PRIVATE BULGARIA TOURS — Ultimate Balkan experience going far beyond your expectations. PATRICK PENEFF, 3A, Benkovski, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; bulgariaprivateguide@gmail.com, www.guide-bg.com 1-721

TRAVEL DOWNUNDER: Specializing in independent itineraries to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for over 19 years. As an Australian, I visit my home country at least once every year and have made many trips throughout New Zealand and most of the South Pacific islands. We can customize a plan to suit your interests or book a small group tour. Wendy Schatz, TRAVEL DOWNUNDER, 100-98th Ave NE, E6, Bellevue, WA 98004; 425/454-0631, info@travel-downunder.com,www.travel-downunder.com 221

SOLO JOURNEYS FOR SMALL GROUPS. “South Pacific Dreaming – Vanuatu & Fiji” June 4-12: Daily guided nature and cultural tours with beautiful hotels in a tropical paradise. $2,975 land. “Magical Mongolia, Gobi & Naadam”  July 10-17: Join us for yaks, yurts and dancing horses to a land both safe and vast. Daily tours to 5 regions and the epic Naadam Festival!  $2,575 land. ADVENTURES FOR SOLO TRAVELERS, 1907 Daniel Green Ct., Smyrna, GA 30080; 770/432-8225, info@afstravelers.com, www.afstravelers.com 221

PANTANAL: Jaguars, Birds & much more! Contact Frank for more info. TUNDRA RIVER ADVENTURES, 4168 Wyman Way, Roseville, CA 95747; 541/441-2016, info@tundrariveradventures.comwww.tundrariveradventures.com 221

SICILIAN SMALL GROUP TOUR: July 2-12 & Sept 3-13, 11-day loop of Sicily combining major attractions with lesser-known destinations. Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana, Modica, Taormina, Cefalu. Small groups (8-16 people), relaxed pace, emphasizing superior regional food & wines — starting at $2,880/pp. Call Paola, ANDIAMO TOURS, PO Box 8907, New Haven, CT 06532; 888/313-6380, info@andiamotours.com, www.andiamotours.com 221

NORTHERN ITALY SMALL GROUP FOOD & WINE TOUR: Oct 8-18. A truffle hunt in Piemonte is one highlight of this 11-day relaxed excursion into Italian cuisine & culture emphasizing superior regional food & wines. Visit Bologna, Parma, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Alba, Barolo, Lake Orta. $3,310/pp. Call Paola, ANDIAMO TOURS, PO Box 8907, New Haven, CT 06532; 888/313-6380, info@andiamotours.com, www.andiamotours.com 221

 

Places to Stay

COTACACHI, ECUADOR – CASA MARANO: 4 condos/rooftop terrace, 1 block from downtown, (2) 2BR/2B; (2) 3BR/2B. Newly finished, modern interiors w/local themes. High-speed internet, common washer/dryer. Spectacular 360˚ rooftop view. No pets, no smoking/vaping. Min. 14 nights, 2 weeks/$400; 3 weeks/$550; 1 month/$650. MARILYN, 2668 E. 1st St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401; 208/403-7792; escape2cotacachi@gmail.com; www.escape2cotacachi.com 1020-321 

PARIS: BEAUTIFUL 1-BR/STUDIO APARTMENT OFF CHAMPS-ELYSEES — Sleeps 2/5. Safest area, near Presidential Palace. Beautifully appointed, equipped for comfortable stay. Typical Parisian building, air conditioning, parquet floors, antiques, rugs, marble fireplace, designer fabrics, phone, Internet, printer, CNN, queen bed+. Double+. Kitchen, bath, washer. From $200/night. And also BEST OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA right on the Med! Beaulieu/Villefranche sur Mer large 2BR/2B – park and direct access to the Mediterranée. See photos and rates on VRBO, property #4615987, then call or email for special prices from $233/night. MARIE LEFEBVRE, 2521 Buckeye St., Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949/433-5110, marieeastbluff@gmail.com, www.parisianapartment-2to5.com 221

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Travel Gear

TREKR® SELF-CLEANING TRAVEL WASHCLOTH! Rinses clean, dries fast and stays odor free. Our dishcloths are even more amazing. LUNATEC®, PO Box 26845, San Diego, CA 92126; 858/653-0401, www.lunatecgear.com 221

LUNATEC’S® AQUABOT® turns water bottles into misters and high-pressure sprayers. Cool you and your pets, clean gear and hydrate. LUNATEC®, PO Box 26845, San Diego, CA 92126; www.lunatecgear.com 221

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